Government Study Committee (Ad Hoc)


  • The Committee shall consider different forms of government permissible under state statute and make recommendations for possible changes to Madison’s government structure and/or charter
  •  As part of its deliberations, the Committee should consider the following: 
    • Review existing charters of other municipalities in the state of Connecticut and look for “best practices”
    • Hold public workshops and/or input sessions to evaluate public opinion on feasible options
    • Conduct a public opinion poll to gauge community preferences 
    • Consult with appropriate town employees, governmental agencies, other municipalities, and outside consultants to assist in developing recommendations

Committee Meetings 

  • The Committee shall meet as required to fulfill their charge. Meetings will be noticed and include time for public comment as a standing agenda item.

Committee Composition 

  • The committee shall consist of seven members (a quorum will consist of four members) as determined by the Board of Selectmen.
  • Committee members may serve on any subsequent Charter Review Commission

Committee Timeline 

  • The Committee shall present the results of its review for public comment and make a final recommendation to the Board of Selectmen by May 2020. 

Revised 1/27/2020

Committee Members

  • Bob Polito - Chair
  • Robert Hubbard
  • Jean Ferris
  • Laura Noble
  • Bob Reinhardt
  • Peter Roos
  • Leo White
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Report of Findings - August 25, 2020